CalNonprofits Insurance Services

CNIS Welcomes Cole & Wanda!

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November 29, 2018

CalNonprofits Insurance Services is excited to welcome two new members to our team that have deep nonprofit experience. Cole Kinney joins CalNonprofits Insurance as Senior Vice President of Development. Cole has over 25 years of nonprofit insurance experience, most recently he was the Nonprofit Practice leader at G2 Insurance. Prior to G2 Insurance, Cole spent many years honing his nonprofit expertise at InWest Insurance (now TWIW Insurance) and Chapman Insurance. Cole is a dynamic, passionate supporter of nonprofits and helping them protect their mission through risk management and insurance. He was instrumental in developing special insurance programs for various segments of the nonprofit community at his previous employers. In his role with CalNonprofits Insurance Services, Cole will lead the sales team as well as work with carriers to develop new programs for CalNonprofits members and specific nonprofit segments.

“I have known Cole Kinney since he started working with nonprofits. He is one of the smartest insurance professionals that I know and he is constantly striving to do good within the nonprofit community,” said Colleen Lazanich, CEO of CalNonprofits Insurance Services. “Cole brings extensive knowledge, skill, and passion around nonprofit insurance and I am eager to work with him and collaborate on new products and services .”

“I am impressed by the unique value proposition offered by the team at CalNonprofits Insurance Services and CalNonprofits (California Association of Nonprofits), no other insurance brokerage I know of exists solely to serve the nonprofit community,” said Cole Kinney. “It is refreshing to join an organization that exists solely to help nonprofits and keeps their revenues in the nonprofit community.”

Wanda Porcella joins CalNonprofits Insurance Services as an Account Executive working closely with Cole assisting key accounts with their insurance and risk management needs. Wanda began her insurance career in 1987 working for an independent insurance agency in Gilroy as an Account Manager. In 2001, she worked for 15 years with a large national brokerage in San Francisco as Senior Account Manager. Most recently she was with G2 Insurance as Account Manager. Wanda excels at building strong, positive relationships. She works diligently with her clients, underwriters and team members to ensure everyone is benefiting from the experience.

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  • Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), CalNonprofits Insurance Services was established during a time of diminishing insurance options for nonprofits. One of the driving reasons for establishing the association was to use the collective influence of the sector to secure more stable and quality insurance. We have developed, and are known for, our wide spectrum of services reflecting expertise in both the insurance and nonprofit sectors, our superior customer service, and our development of exclusive insurance products, including a highly successful dental and vision trust. We insure more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations throughout California and we are the only California brokerage specializing in insurance for nonprofits. Our clients range from newly established nonprofits all the way to venerable organizations with multiple locations statewide.

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